Management Team

At the Helm of the Maintenance Division is Martin Cleary. After attaining a degree in horticulture and agricultural management from the University of California at Davis, Martin co-founded Cleary Bros. Landscape.
What began as a couple of guys and a lawnmower has evolved into a 200 employee, award winning landscape construction and maintenance firm that has proudly been serving the Bay Area’s landscape market since 1987.
Away from the office, Martin enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, supports various philanthropy organizations, is a novice vintner, and recently started raising honey bees.  Linkedin Profile
Certified Arborist, CLP, Sits on Water Conservation Advisory Panel

Martin Cleary

President

Leading the construction division is Michael Cleary, also a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Landscape Design and economics. Mikes passion for excellence and drive to be challenged has earned the company many award winning projects as well as a reputation for completing challenging projects for the discerning clients.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman and has spent many weekends volunteering with the Adaptive Ski School in the Sierras.
Because the the world seeks equity, Mike has been blessed with Four daughters.

Certified Arborist, CLP,

Mike Cleary

Owner

Karine’ is the Vice President of Maintenance and has been with Cleary Bros for 16 years.. Karine has a degree from UC Riverside.
With a background in construction project management, estimating, and horticulture, Karine` has an acute understanding of what it takes “to get the job done.”
When out of the field and with her family, Karine` enjoys hiking with her daughter, staying healthy,  and creating confectionary masterpieces in the kitchen.

Karine’ Stuimer

Vice President of Maintenance

Palmer Hill has been an Account Manager with Cleary Bros. for 18 years and manages large HOA’s, Commercial Shopping Centers, Business Centers and Parks in parts of Walnut Creek, Oakland, Alameda and San Jose.
Palmer is a native of California and absolutely loves this area. He loves life and meeting new people, has a huge desire to explore and travel the world, especially France.
Palmer studied Biology at UCLA

Palmer Hill

Maintenance Account Manager

Julie joined Cleary Bros in 2009 after spending some time as an Account Manager at some smaller Bay Area landscape firms, Julie’s presence greatly compliments the team. Her focus has always been on the renovation and care of large properties including world class golf courses.
Julie has a degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota.
In her spare time, Julie loves to explore California with her husband and volunteer for breast cancer research funding.

Julie Gile

Maintenance Account Manager

Jason comes from a long history in the commercial landscape industry.  He is passionate about his work and takes no short cuts.

Smith manages our accounts in the South Bay.  Jason serves homeowners associations as well as commercial properties.  Recently,  Jason has taken over a large Google Campus.  He has become a trusted advisor for all the properties in his branch.  Jason is an avid fisherman and loves spending time with his family.

Jason Smith

Maintenance Account Manager

    As an Account Manager, David’s focus is property rejuvenation and conservative water use. David has a degree from UC Santa Barbara.

    He manages large HOA’s, Commercial Shopping Centers, and Business Centers in the East Bay, including the 580 and 680 corridors.

    Few people know that David is an avid bird watcher, gourmet chef and could double as a sommelier at the finest French restaurants.

    David Kent

    Maintenance Account Manager

    Dan is a Maintenance Account Manager and has been in the landscape business for 20+ years.. Dan has had his own landscape company and ended up with Cleary Bros so he could focus on the craft, not the business.
    With a background in design, Dan love helping customers enjoy seeing properties improve with good design.
    A native on the San Francisco Bay Area, Dan enjoys spending time outside and with family.

    Dan Franke

    Maintenance Account Manager

    Ross is a Maintenance Account Manager and has been in the landscape business for 6 years.. Ross has a degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
    With a background in landscape architecture, Ross love helping customers enjoy seeing properties improve with good design, planning, and proper care.
    A native on the San Francisco Bay Area, Ross enjoys spending time outside and with friends.

    Ross Holton

    Maintenance Account Manager

    Ferol is a long time member of the green industry.  Ferol has worked in the high end retail nursery business.  His love of people quickly put him in the role of outside representative for a large garden products distributer.  When the Big Box stores changed retail, Ferol moved into the service side of landscaping.  For the past 15 years Ferol has been the representative to the commercial and HOA customer.

    Ferol Arce

    Maintenance Business Developer

    • Tel: 925-838-2551
    • Location: East Bay, North Bay, and through Fremont

    A life long Peninsula resident, Vickie’s goal is to build and maintain relationships within the property management community in order to capture opportunities of the services that she represents. She takes the opportunity from proposal to close, always providing the client an additional eye and voice for their property.
    Excellent follow up, team building, branding and creative marketing highlight my skills for growing a client base and creating opportunities. As a seasoned sales professional, she makes an impact on anyone that she works with.

    Vickie Banti

    Maintenance Business Developer

    • Location: San Francisco, Peninsula, and South Bay

    Mathew runs the entire tree division as well as consults with our customers. Matt has a bachelors in Science from Cal Poly Pamona.
    Out of college, Matt started in the commercial landscape maintenance world. Drawn to trees, Matt became a certified arborist 15 years ago and has been helping property owners make the best tree choices ever since.
    Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, running, and traveling.

    Mathew Berry

    Tree Division Manager

    Pedro is one of Cleary Bros. longest tenured team members, joining the company in 1992.
    He’s responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s tree division, from managing crews, to training, to estimating. Pedro is a self-taught, energetic entrepreneur who values hard work and a team effort.
    When not at work, he can often be found spending time with his family or playing with his band.

    Pedro Hernandez

    Tree Service Operations Manager

    Katie is a second generation Bay Area Certified Arborist and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
    She has a Bachelors of Arts in Nature and Culture from University, California Davis and over ten years of experience in the field.

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, visiting family, volunteering and backpacking in the Sierra with her dog.

     

    Katie Krebs

    Certified Arborist Account Manager

    An expert in plant and tree pest and disease management is Todd.  Todd is passionate about prescribing the best sustainable treatments for trees and plants.  In many cases Todds’ recommendation is to do nothing and let nature take it’s course.  In other cases, the recommendation is a change in cultural practices (watering, mulching, root protection..).  In some cases, corrections need to be made with the safe use or products that will get things back on track.  When in comes to Plant Health Care, Todd is our expert and he is ready to help you.

    Todd Kirchner

    Arborist, Tree & Plant Health Care Manager

      With 24 years of experience in the green industry, Mayolo brings a detailed approach to helping our customers save water. Mayolo is a certified BackFlow tester.
      Under Mayolo, are 6 highly trained irrigation technicians that specialize in irrigation repair and upgrades.

       

       

       

      Mayolo Cruz

      Irrigation Manager

      Robert started as an irrigation technician in 1995. He quickly moved into operations management. Robert is creative and energetic in his approach to managing his crews and his properties.
      Robert oversees our maintenance and renovation crews in the East Bay area.

      Robert Papagni

      Maintenance Production Manager

      Jorge manages maintenance teams out of our Martinez Branch..
      Jorge takes great pride in delivering highly skilled, safe, and courtious crews to his accounts.
      Jorge is a passionate learner. He is never satisfied with ‘satisfied’.

       

       

      Jorge Ponce

      Maintenance Production Manager

      Juan oversees the smooth operation of our maintenance teams out of our San Jose Branch..
      His hands on approach has guided and defined many principles – specifically team work and attention to detail- that directly attribute to Cleary Bros.’ steady growth in recent years.
      Juan is a lead trainer for the entire company and helps set a hard pace.
      Juan’s favorite ways to unwind are fishing, karioki, and fixing up old hot rods.

      Juan Macias

      Maintenance Production Manager

      Cesar Ramirez has been a commercial maintenance supervisor for 15 years. He loves large scale gardening and working with his crews. He takes great pride in developing and supporting his team.
      Cesar is a dedicated family man and ejoys off road motorcycle racing.

      Cesar Ramirez

      Maintenance Production Manager

      Management Team